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EI Fellow Jeff Paller to launch “Who really governs urban Ghana?” Accra April 21, 2016

by | April 17, 2016

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development and Africa Research Institute invite you to  Who really governs urban Ghana? Mohammed Awal – Research and Program officer, CDD-Ghana Jeffrey Paller – Postdoctoral research fellow, Columbia University Victoria Okoye – Urban Planner and Founder, African Urbanism   Policymakers and international donors continue to prescribe better urban planning, slum upgrading, infrastructure […]

Short film “Lollipop Man” on Kenyan Road Safety shown on Kenyan TV

by | February 29, 2016

Jacqueline M. Klopp of the Center of Sustainable Urban Development, Columbia University with VREF support has teamed up with Kenyan filmmakers to produce a series of short films that reveal the difficulties children face moving around Nairobi. The first two films “The Lollipop Man” and “Traffic Monsters” are now available online and will be shown […]

Jonas Hagan co-authors White Paper on “Improving Customer Experience” in Transit

by | February 24, 2016

CSUD PhD affiliate Jonas Hagan co-authored an important White Paper  called “Improving Customer Experience” This white paper comes out of the Transit Leadership Summit  and explores how the seven cities participating in the Summit are addressing the customer experience in Hong Kong, Montreal, New York, Seoul, Singapore, Vienna and Washington, D.C. It investigates the transit agencies’ activities and experiences with […]

How Africa can build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities

by | October 15, 2015

CSUD’s Jacqueline Klopp and Jeffrey Paller recently wrote on “how African can build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities”.  The article can be read here in The Conversation. They argue that for African cities to be productive and inclusive places, urban politics will need to change.

Matts-Ake Belin, Vision Zero Expert- to Speak 1 October 2015

by | September 25, 2015

The Center for Sustainable Urban Development, the Planning Students Organization, and the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention have the pleasure of inviting you to the following talk: Vision Zero: Using Data and Design to Eliminate Traffic Deaths Matts-Ake Belin, Director of the Vision Zero Academy at Trafikverket (Sweden’s transportation agency), will explain how data-driven policy and design […]

Google and Digital Matatus launch new transit feature in Nairobi

by | August 26, 2015

Digital Matatus, a collaboration between the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, C4D lab University of Nairobi, Civic Data Design Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Groupshot, developed technology and processes to collect transit information for the semiformal minibus bus (matatu) system in Nairobi.  The team created the first GTFS transit data for semiformal bus systems. […]

Anna Rubbo, keynote speaker at National Architecture Students’ Conference July 1-4

by | June 23, 2015

Adjunct Senior Scholar Anna Rubbo is a keynote speaker at the National Architecture Students’ Conference PEOPLE to be held in Melbourne, Australia July1-4, 2015.  

Student Affiliate Anna Oursler at ECLEI Resilient Cities Congress

by | June 23, 2015

CSUD Student Affiliate Anna Oursler presented her work on 3 June 2015 at the ECLEI Resilient Cities 2015 Congress, Her innovative ideas on “thermal mismatch in cities” was featured in their City Talk blog.

Rising through cities? A look at Ghana new blog post by Jeffrey Paller

by | June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Jeffrey Paller wrote an insightful blog “Rising through cities? A Look at Ghana” for the Africa Research Institute. The blog is a an analysis of the a new report by the World Bank, “Rising through Cities in Ghana”. Dr. Jeffrey Paller recently joined CSUD and is an Earth Institute Post Doctoral Fellow.

Hagen presents at TRB on Motorcycles in Latin America

by | March 2, 2015

On 12 January, PhD student Jonas Hagen of Columbia University and affiliate of CSUD presented a poster on a paper that he submitted to TRB 2015 with Carlosfelipe Pardo (of and Johanna Burbano Valente(of the Universidad Pontifica Javeriana, Bogotá). The paper, titled “Motorcycle Adoption and Use in Latin American Cities: A Qualitative Study” uses […]